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News

Approval for new cottage

Neighbors worried about ground water running off

At the request the Board of Review, Planning Commission on May 1 reconsid­ered a previously approved build­ing application because abutters brought forward flooding con­cerns. More...

Councilors learn Fort Getty campground almost at full capacity

Remaining six spots may open to transient campers

The campground at Fort Getty is almost fully reserved for the sum­mer, Recreation Director Bill Piva told the Town Council Monday night. More...

Darlington re-elected chairman of RITBA

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority at its May 2 board meeting re-elected David Darlington as chairman. Darling­ton was first appointed to the board by Gov. Lincoln Almond. More...

About Town

Payton’s Pace 5k later this month at Ft. Getty

The second annual Payton’s Pace 5k will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at Fort Getty. A free race for children will take place at noon, and the 5k will follow at 1 p.m. Registration is $20 before May 16 and $25 af­terwards. More...

Final piano recital at St. Matthew’s Sunday

Dr. Manabu Takasawa, interna­tionally known pianist and music scholar, returns to the island on Sunday, May 12, for the final con­cert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association’s 2012-13 sea­son. The recital begins at 2 p.m. at St. More...

Leave canned goods by mailbox Saturday

Jamestown letter carriers will hold their annual food drive on Saturday, May 11. They are ask­ing that residents leave a bag of nonperishable food items by their mailbox Saturday morning. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From April 30 to May 6, the Jamestown Police Department re­sponded to 440 calls for service. Officers performed 246 security checks of vacant homes and build­ings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 9 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, May 15 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Council mulls rights-of-way

Many of the access points have fallen into disrepair

Jamestown will come up with a plan to address its problems with rights-of-way to the shoreline, which no longer allow easy access to the coast, the Town Council de­cided Monday night. More...

Rep. Deb Ruggiero: ‘A very, very different world’

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signs bill legalizing gay marriage

With a stroke of the governor’s pen last week, marriage equality finally became law in Rhode Is­land. The bill signing ended an 11- year struggle to legalize same-sex marriage. More...

N.K. committeeman says island students not paying fair share

Jamestown school board says his figures are wrong

North Kingstown School Com­mitteeman Bill Mudge is once again calling for tuition increases aimed at Jamestown students, say­ing the contract between the two school committees has cost tax­payers in his town millions over the last decade. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s help keep waste out of Central Landfill

Along with Molly Tiexiera, I am doing a project on recycling and com­posting. We attend the East Bay Met School in Newport, an innovative public career and technical school that offers integrated academic and work skills. More...

Allowing gay marriage was ‘right’ thing to do

This letter is to say, “Thank you.” Thank you to the voters of Rhode Island who did their civic duty and voted to elect our legisla­tors to represent all of us. Thank you to those elected of­ficials who did what’s right. More...

Thanks to everyone involved with derby

Along with Susan Piccerelli, Karen Potter and Suzanne Savage, we would like to thank Lawn Ave­nue School eighth-graders, teach­ers, parents and supporters who worked hard at this year’s Duck Derby to successfully raise money toward the eighth-g More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 9

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, May 9, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Nicholas Biddle Jr.

Nicholas Biddle Jr. died peace­fully at his home in Gladwyne, Penn., on April 26. More...